Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - April 27, 2011

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE

APRIL 27, 2011








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Thank You Celebrate Safe Donors

We would like to thank the businesses, organizations and individuals providing financial and in-kind support to Celebrate Safe this year:


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Pizza Hut -- 96th & 370

B & B Pit Stop

Rosser Lawn Care

Buffalo Wild Wings

Runza, Springfield

Capstone Coaching and Consulting, Lori & Mike Smith

Sarpy F.O.P Lodge No. 3
School District 46 Educational Foundation

Coco Key Water Resort

Shadow Lake

First United Methodist Church, Springfield

Springfield State Bank

Good Life Outdoors Photography, Frank &Karen Staskiewicz

Steve Haffke Plumbing
Suburban Newspapers Inc

Henry Doorly Zoo

Summit Health Physical Therapy

Honda Cars of Bellevue

Upstream in the Old Market

Institute for Environmental Assessment

Vasko Limited Partnership

Kahler Dolce

Yote's Pizzeria & BBQ

Kohll's Pharmacy and Homecare

Parents & Community Members

Leonard Cattle Company

Barb Meyer

Liebentritt Family Dentistry

Donald Scholting

Lutz Repair Services

Gladys Jones

McDonald's on 84th & 370

Jody Barrett

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Kelley Tatreau and Brett Smith

Neitzel's Corner

Ken and Sheryl Cloyd

Pankonin Implement and Dealership

Lois Dalton

Papillion Tire, Inc.

Marie Silk

Papio Fun Park

Michelle Kalin

Pepsi

Randy and Marlene Zotti

Pierce's Dairy Queen

Scott Jensen

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Sue Peplow



Please show your gratitude by supporting these area businesses & organizations.





BLOOD DRIVE APPRECIATION

 

The Blood Drive held Sunday April 10th in Springfield was another success. Although we missed our set goal of 33 units, we did collect 30 units which is pretty normal for us. Our next blood drive will be held Sunday June 12th at Springfield City Hall 9:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M . Once again,thanks to all who took time to come in and donate for this worthy cause.

Your Springfield Knights of Columbus- Drive Coordinators.


SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS

183 Main Street
Springfield, NE 68059

402-301-9162

The Art Quilt Exhibit and Sale at Springfield Artworks has been extended until June 25 due to it's popularity.  Margie Trembley, co-owner of Springfield Artworks said the response has been great.  "People walk in the door of our gallery and say "Wow".  That makes it all worthwhile."

 

Later in the year "A Touch of Japan," an exhibit of all things Japanese will be hosted by Springfield Artworks.  "Our interest in this fascinating country and it's people has made it possible for us to showcase some lovely Japanese pieces and photographs."

 

Classes continue at the gallery throughout the Spring and Summer months.  If you don't see a class that you are interested in, just ask us.  We can arrange to schedule just what you are looking for.

 

Our class for Dad and Me is especially created for Dad and the youngsters to make a special present for Mom for Mothers Day. This is a very unique project and sure to be some great bonding time for Dad and the kids.

 

There will be almost no interruptions at the Gallery during the construction on Main Street. Sidewalk will be always available for our customers.

 

Find a special gift for MOM at  Springfield ArtWorks!

 

Scarves, Scarves, Scarves

 

All colors all prices, truly one of a kind just for Mom

or to give as a special gift! 

 

 

 

Fused Glass Switch Plate

Date: Saturday, April 30 
Time: 1:30-3:30pm

Maximum Students: 5
Skill Level:  Beginner
Cost: $40 including supplies

 

Design & make your own one-of-a-kind switch plate for your home.  We will use different types of glass and glass adornments.  There will be some basic cutting and shaping of glass.  This class will help prepare you for more advanced classes.





KID & TEEN CLASSES

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April 30  10:30-11:30    Dad & Me (class size 4 max)

Make something for Mom for Mother's Day.  This class will be fun for both Dad and the Children

It's a surprise for Mom...so Dad will have to come in or call for info.

Ages 5+

May 28 It's a Beetle Happening 10:30am -11:15 or 11:30 (class size 5 max)

Spring is here and you too can have your own beetle bug just for your room.  Kids will love decorating this really cool guy. Ages 10+

June 15 It's your Choice 10:30- 11:15 or 11:30 (class size 5 max)

Decorate your own banner for your room or a felted picture frame. Only pink banners available. Ages 10+

June 21 Glass Dragonfly for Teens 10:30-noon  (class size 5 max)

Dragon Flies are fun to make.  In this class we will be using colored crushed glass placed in a mold and kiln fired.  Some cold working after firing will be necessary to finish off your work of art.  This can be done when you pick up your dragon fly.  This class will take one firing in the kiln. $35 class fee includes all materials and kiln firing. If students wish to add dicroic glass there will be an additional fee.

 

All kids classes are $15 but the teen class is $35.

All fees for registration must be paid one week prior to the class date.  Payment by cash or check only. March registration and fee need to be done  by Saturday, March 26.



ART QUILT EXHIBIT



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Featuring 4 Illinois quilters and fiber artists, Frieda Anderson, Sharon Malec, Darcy Berg, and Annie Lullie. These award winning artists works have been exhibited throughout the U.S. Don't miss the opportunity to see or purchase their one of a kind art pieces and exhibit at Springfield ArtWorks.

 

GALLERY HOURS

TUESDAY – FRIDAY

1-6 PM

SATURDAY

11AM – 4:30PM

402-301-9162

 




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WILD WILLY'S FIREWORK'S

DEMO SHOOT & FIREWORKS SHOW

MAY 7, DUSK

SOUTH END OF THE SARPY COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

The Fireworks Demo will show let you see what it looks like before you buy. One hundred items will be displayed. A shot list will be distributed before the show. Bring the family. Everyone is welcome to attend the free aerial display!




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2010 Springfield Days Parade

SAVE THE DATE!

SPRINGFIELD DAYS 2011

TEAR IT UP IN SPRINGFIELD

SATURDAY

JUNE 11, 2011

JOIN US FOR A DAY OF FUN -FILLED FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Time to send in your Grand Parade entry form. Find a copy here:

Parade Entry Form

The next Springfield Days organizational meeting will be held Thursday, April 28, 7PM at Springfield Memorial Library. Anyone interested in helping is welcome to attend.

Click here for:

SPRINGFIELD DAYS SCHEDULE

 

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AFTER SCHOOL ADVENTURES

THURSDAY, MAY 5TH

3:30 - 4:30

RETIRED TEACHER, JOANN OSTRANSKY

DISCUSSES "TEACHING IN A ONE-ROOM SCHOOL"

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS SPECIAL PRESENTATION

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

 

SHARE YOUR PLANTS!

Help the Springfield Memorial Library with its landscaping needs by sharing your divided perennials. If you are planning to remove or divide perennials and have no place for them, the Library’s Garden Club may be willing to accept your unwanted flowers. Please call the library at 402-253-2797 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a list of plants.



Springfield Memorial Library

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

MONDAY 9:30 AM

MARCH 7 – MAY 9

AGES 2 ½ -5 ARE INVITED FOR BOOKS AND ACTIVITIES

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

CALL 253-2797 FOR MORE INFORMATION



Springfield Memorial Library

Part-time Summer Help Needed

Part time summer help is needed for ten weeks this summer at the Library. Perfect for a high school or college student, this position is open for anyone 16 years of age and over. An interest in working with youth is preferred. Applications are available at Springfield Memorial Library, 665 Main Street, Springfield, NE 68059. Phone 402-253-2797.



Friends of the Springfield Memorial Library

Flower Power Fundraiser

Enhance your flower garden with Flower Power plant collections. Orders are being taken online at the Flower Power website.

CLICK HERE

Thank you! All proceeds benefit the Library.

LIBRARY RECYCLE CRAFT DAY

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“BLING TO BLUE JEANS”

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MAY 20, 2011

LEGION HALL

SPRINGFIELD, NE

7PM – 12AM

MUSIC AT 8PM

Help “Nana” and her team, “TuTus for TaTas” raise money for Breast Cancer. They will be going to Chicago to participate in the:

“Avon Walk for Breast Cancer”

Music, Snacks, Cash Bar, Silent Auction & Lots of Fun!

“Free Will Donation” accepted at the door.

***also collecting Silent Auction items***

 



MAIN STREET

FAMILY CONSIGNMENT & MORE

SPRING & SUMMER ITEMS NOW AVAILABLE

EASTER SPECIAL: PICK AN EGG FOR DISCOUNT SHOPPING

DRY CLEANING PICK UP & DROP OFF EVERY SATURDAY

PROVIDED BY: GRETNA CLEANERS

HOURS:

Tuesday –Thursday 10AM – 6PM

Friday 10AM -5PM

Saturday 9AM – 2PM



SOARING WINGS VINEYARD


Friday Night Music Series

Bring a lawn-chair or blanket to sit out, watch the sunset, enjoy some great music with some great wine! Rain or Shine the music plays

*No cover charge in April*


April 29th - Mitch Armstrong



ACOUSTIC SUNDAY

  May 1st - 401K

 

 

Book Presentation

Learn how Howard Hughes fooled the world by taking another identity given to him by the CIA, faking his death, and living as another man until 2001.  Hear how this change of identity was actually accomplished, as Mark heard the story from Eva McLelland, and how the pieces came together to create one of the greatest disappearing acts of the 20th Century.  Major General (ret.) Mark Musick, the researcher for the book "Boxes, The Secret Life of Howard Hughes,"  will be at the Soaring Wings Winery at 2:30 on Saturday, April 23 for a presentation and book signing.  Cost of the books at the signing: $11.00.

Coming up on May 14th - 3 Course Dinner

Cost is $32 per person

Come enjoy a wonderful 3 course dinner paired with Soaring Wings wines with linen tablecloths, candles, and soft music make for a nice atmosphere for this event.

 

Mark your calendars now!

June 4th - Blues Festival

August 20th - Swine on the Vine

September 25th - Harvest Festival

 

Heritage Nebraska Seeking Hidden Treasures and Fading Places Nominations

Heritage Nebraska, a statewide not-for-profit citizens preservation organization, is seeking nominees for its 2011 List of Hidden Treasures and Fading Places.

“We have selected 20 Fading Places and 22 Hidden Treasures during the first two years of this project,” said Heritage Nebraska Executive Director J.L. Schmidt.

“The Hidden Treasures are those places that may not yet be on the radar, but they are places worth seeing and most of them provide things worth doing,” Schmidt said. “The Fading Places represent icons of our history that are threatened with extinction through demolition or neglect often brought on by lack of money and vision. “

The nomination forms are available on the organization Web site: www.heritagenebraska.org or can be obtained by calling the office at 402-323-7338 or e-mailing   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Since the first list was released in May 2009, the Fading Places have ranged from Camp Lookout in Sidney to the Industrial Arts Building on the proposed University of Nebraska-Lincoln Innovation Campus. We’ve also included the state’s 400-mile wide Interstate 80 sculpture garden, rural churches and schools and grain elevators and the Oregon Trail and archaeological sites statewide, Schmidt said. Preservation work has been started on at least seven of the 20 Fading Places projects to date.

The Hidden Treasures have ranged from the Chadron Hotel/Old Main Street Inn in Chadron to the Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus and places in-between. Historic Downtown Fremont, Downtown Scribner and Historic Downtown Sidney have also joined the list of places worth seeing, Schmidt said.

Nominations are due in our office on or before May 1,” Schmidt said. The winners will be announced at the next joint state conference of Heritage Nebraska Preservation and Heritage Nebraska Main Street in June.

Heritage Nebraska is a statewide not-for-profit citizen’s organization that advocates and promotes heritage in order to build stronger communities and maintain the essential character of Nebraska. The organization is affiliated with the Statewide and Local Partners of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Trust Main Street Center.

 

SPRINGFIELD'S ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

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HAPPENING NEARBY

 


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Need a Daycation???

 

"Spring" Into the Valley Tour

April 29 - May 1

 

Take a Springtime tour of the Scenic Weeping Water Valley during our "Spring" Into the Valley promotion!  Many of our 19 member businesses and attractions will be hosting special events, offering discounts, holding drawings or giving out free goodies.  Stop by www.VisittheValley.org for a complete listing of locations and specials.

 

Pick up a passport from any participating member, obtain five or more stamps by visiting other businesss throughout the weekend, then turn your passport in at Plantman Nursery for a FREE four-pack of annuals.

 

See you soon in the Valley!

 

 

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Team Dannielle”

Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. Our team is walking in March for Babies because we want to do something about this. I know you care, too. That's why I'm asking you to join us. It's easy..use this link and sign up....
http://www.marchforbabies.org/s_team_page.asp?seid=1508329

If you can't walk with us, please help by donating to our team. You can do so right on this page. Thank you for helping us give all babies a healthy start!
The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

 

Mahoney State Park

Date: May 1st
Walk Distance: 3 miles
Registration Time: 9:00 AM
Start Time: 10:00 AM

Click on the link below to sign up!
http://www.marchforbabies.org/s_team_page.asp?seid=1508329

 

Looking for walkers!!! Or sponsors!

There will be free admission to the park, free parking, free breakfast (Krispy Kreme & Starbucks) and lunch and for the kiddos there is a big top tent full of carnival games to play, the entertainment after the walk will be the String Beans Band (kids band). The lunch being provided I have been told is Arby's, also Blue Bunny will be there with ice cream for a cool treat and that is just a start.
Dannielle was born at 28 weeks...she weighed 1lb 13oz and 14" long. Today Dannielle weighs 13lbs and 23" long. She has come along way thanks to the March of Dimes and their research.
Thanks!
Jason, Teri & Dannielle McClun


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"Spring In Bloom" Open House

 

Saturday April 30, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday May 1, noon - 4:00 p.m.

 

Experience Springtime on the farm!

 

* Visit the horses, cows, goats and chickens! *

 

* Challenge your family members to yard games including ladder golf and horseshoes! *

 

* Hike to the pond and enjoy the play areas! *

 

Admission is FREE.  The Schoolhouse Café  will be open and serving lunch (including smoked pulled pork sandwiches), fresh popcorn, homemade desserts and University of Nebraska Dairy Store ice cream each day.

 

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Bloom Where You're Planted Farm
911-108th St., Avoca, NE  68307 
402-267-4104

www.BloomPumpkinPatch.com
Visit our Blog!  http://www.localharvest.org/blog/14710/

 

 

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Celebrate the New Spirit and Fun that is Louisville's Original

Art Chicks!

Check the new website: http://www.LouisvilleArtChicks.com
The energy of Jeanne Anderson has been released in this re-birth of this Louisville Legend!
lets all remember, that ... Girls just want to have Fun!

 



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Lofte Community Theatre

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Annie Auditions

The Lofte Community Theatre will be holding auditions for its summer musical, "Annie" at 2pm and 7pm on Sunday, May 8, and 7pm on Monday, May 9.  There are six roles available for girls ages 7-13.  It is suggested that children come to the Sunday afternoon audition session.  There are roles for eight men and eight women of various ages.  A complete cast list can be found on the Lofte website, www.Lofte.com.

The production will be directed by Kevin Colbert.  Those who audition should bring a prepared song of no more than one minute in length.  An accompanist is provided.  Dress comfortably and wear appropriate shoes for dancing.  If necessary, callbacks will be held between May 10 and May 12.  Rehearsals will begin as early as June 6.  Production dates for the play are July 22-August 7.

If further information is needed, please email Artistic Director Kevin Colbert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..





 

 





First Christian Church - Disciples of Christ

308 Main St.

PO Box 473

Louisville, NE. 68037

 

Phone: 402 - 234 - 2130   Pastor Cathy Stander: 402 - 677 - 9606

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Come to the Caring Place!

You are welcome just as you are.

 

Sunday Worship: 10AM with Communion and all are welcome at the table.

   

Adult and children's educational classes following worship.

 

Sunday at 4 PM: That The World May Know DVD Series. Come, tour Israel with Ray Van der Laan.

 

Wednesday 10 AM: Where Is God?

       

Food Bank for those in need.

     

Angel Food Ministries: Food at a discounted price, open to all people. Order on-line at angelfoodministries.com

or at the church on the second Saturday of the month from

10 AM - 11:30 AM. Orders are prepaid by check, cash or food stamps. Online: debit or credit card.

Each month there are specialty orders such as steak boxes.This is non-profit.

 

Ecumenical Men's Group meets 2nd nd 4th Saturday of the month at 6:30 AM. Breakfast Served.

Contact Jeff at 402 - 677 - 7557.

 

We are a small but growing church with a big heart for Jesus and you.

   

Many opportunities for outreach .

Urban Plunge Weekend Mission Trip - Omaha coming up in June. Call for details.

 

Member of The Cass County Clergy Association, formed to better reach out to our neighbors in need.

Potato Project and Farmers Market coming soon. Call  402 - 677 - 9606 for details.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 



GREENBLATT & SEAY SCHEDULE

HARMONICA WORKSHOP/CONCERT

David Seay, Master Artist with the Nebraska Arts Council, will be presenting a Harmonica Workshop/Concert on Sunday, May 8, at 2:30 PM in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.

The concert will be downstairs in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, and  followed by light refreshments, and a jam session with the performers.  Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur,  one mile south of Highway 34. Admission is $5.00 for adults, and $1.00 for children and students. Decent 10 hole diatonic harmonicas in the key of C will be available for purchase for $3.00 each so everyone can join in the fun.  For more information, write to  Greenblatt & Seay, The Old Schoolhouse, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska, 68307, or call 402-275-3221, or e-mail themThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLE CAMP

Registration is now open for the 2011 Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska.  Deborah Greenblatt, championship fiddler, author of many fiddle collections, will help the campers get in touch with their inner fiddler.  The course of study during the Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps will be designed specifically for the individual campers who sign up.

Fiddle Camp for Beginners is Monday, June 13 - Friday, June 17.  

Fiddle Camp for Intermediate/Advanced Fiddlers is Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15.

Each day is scheduled from 9 AM - 1 PM.  Registration is available on line at www.greenblattandseay.com.

For more information, contact Deborah Greenblatt at    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990.  Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.



~There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
     Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

 

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Connie Manzer

 

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